Gingerbread update for HTC DROID Incredible delayed

Gingerbread update for HTC DROID Incredible delayed
We recently reported that the HTC DROID Incredible might not be getting upgraded to Android 2.3. However, according to Android Central, Verizon was ready to send out the update yesterday to 10,000 DROID Incredible users, followed by 50,000 today and the remaining owners of the device on Friday. Unfortunately, it seems that Big Red has put the kibosh on a Gingerbread snack for the HTC DROID Incredible as it appears that the software needs more work.

A message posted on the Verizon support forum for the HTC DROID Incredible says that the update has been delayed so that the product team can go through some more testing. The carrier adds that as soon as more information about a new date for the download is known, they will pass it on. Which means more waiting for DROID Incredible users. Still, we wonder if you can miss something that you've never had in the first place.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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Droid Incredible
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(5.21h talk time)



1. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Same thing for the Thunderbolt...June 30 no gb

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

told you the Incredible would get Gingerbread. xD

3. red3razor

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

I have couple ?'s: 1. Anyone know if this includes Sense 3.0? 2. If I upgrade to GB 2.3 via this OTA will it upgrade my baseband making me un-rootable if I wanted a Sense 3.0 Rom? 3. If the updated bb is un-rootable, would anyone take the time an older device/new software? Just curious, thanks for any replies :)

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

1. it's very doubtful, it's likely you'll get Sense 2.1 instead due to hardware limitations. however there's likely some Sense 3.0 ROMS out there to partake from. 2. it'll unroot you if you do it OTA but i'm sure a new root method shouldn't be too far behind since they got it done for the EVO 4G w/ Gingerbread.

14. Sam unregistered

The OTA update has been made into a ROM .zip with root at XDA Developers, for people who want the update but don't want to lose root. Apparently this update does not include Sense 3.0 or 2.1 from what I read. They say that this OTA has Sense 1.0 instead. Here is a link:

4. digicon

Posts: 121; Member since: Aug 11, 2011

See what I mean. I don't get what's so good about Android. They were sending an update for "MMS messages send correctly"? "Properly save audio files from MMS"? "Successfully play audio files from MMS"? Is this what is so Grand about Android? Those are normal functions on a Basic Phone, let alone a Smart Phone! "Change songs by tapping the forward button"? ? ? Four months old? $200 bucks? Don't set the bar too high, other OS's might not be able to catch up !

8. You are a tool unregistered

And how long did it take for iPhone to handle MMS? What was it 2 years after it was released?

5. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Im actually gonna keep my incredible now.

6. rex0422

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

the incredible is great, but now i hv the incredible 2, and it's even better than the incredible. however, i still want this update for my incredible since gingerbread has a lot of new things under the hood.

10. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Lol, gotta love Android fragmentation. Manufacturers sucker Android fans in by not updating old devices to force them to buy new ones. Lol, iPhone 3GS gets iOS 5.

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

and it'll probably run s**tty on it. my friend hated her iPhone 3G after it got updated to iOS 4.

12. redleg6

Posts: 25; Member since: May 14, 2011

bbbaaaaaahhhhhh. bbbaaaaahhhhh.

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